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Avoid ACT anxiety, improve scores with Prep Academy

2 years 11 months 1 week ago July 15, 2014 Jul 15, 2014 Tuesday, July 15 2014 July 15, 2014 8:03 AM in 2une In
Source: WBRZ
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - The 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge is helping teens improve their ACT scores and avoid the anxiety that comes with the test by hosting a Prep Academy this fall.

The program costs just $55.00 and will give students and parents plenty of bang for their buck. Students will be given test-taking skills that will be key on test day.

Dr. Gloria Thomas is the Executive Director of Research, Education and Mentoring at LSU's Office of Strategic Initiatives. She says the anxiety that comes with the ACT is understandable.

"We're asking young people to do their best on a test that's going to determine their future. That's why we want to better prepare students to reduce some of that anxiety so they can be better prepared on test day," Dr. Thomas said.

The ACT Prep Academy is not just for students. John Smith with the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge says it will also benefit parents.

"We're also spending some time with the parents to help them get over some of that anxiety because they can experience it as well," Smith explained.

The ACT Prep Academy begins with a student orientation on Thursday, August 14th. To register, visit the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge website.

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